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April 4, 2017: With the publication of a lot of new content we wish everyone a Happy Easter from us at the Digital Archives. See contributions from among other Olav A. Haugen, Siw Agnalt, Jonas Holm Erstad and Steinar Vasaasen. Go to the Most Recent 100 for details.

March 15, 2017: The 1875 Census is now complete in scanned version. In addition, much new scanned material has been published in the last few days. That includes Lassens Collections in complete version, seven Civil Rolls (borgerruller) from The Archive Christiania Magistrate and The General Customs Chamber (Generaltollkammeret), customs-accounts has been supplemented with around 200 protocols. See announcement in The Users' Forum and keep an eye on our latest published sources.  

March 15, 2017: The Most Recent 100 has been updated. Slekt og Data Østfold have registered baptized and married from Fredrikstad 1816-1834, confirmations from Skjeberg 1792-1814 and in- and out-migrated from Skjeberg 1830-1845. Gerd Karen Rognstad has registered dissenterprotocols from Tromsø at Vår Frue Catholic Church and The Baptist Church 1871-1893 in addition to Kvæfjord. Siw Agnalt has registered stillborns and married dissenters from Rakkestad. Moss Historielag from Moss 1878-1886 and Arnstein Slinning from Stranda 1844-1881. Go to the Most Recent 100 for details.

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A new and improved online service for scanned archives is launched


The Digital Archives officially migrated to a new solution for the scanned deeds registry and parish registers Wednesday April 27 and Monday May 2. From now on links to the old solutions redirect and point to the new ones. The old solutions for the scanned parish registers and deeds registry will no longer be available. Read more...

New service for the scanned archives

How to start tracing your ancestry in Norway?


Tracing your lineage is a fun and rewarding challenge that requires some basic knowledge of past centuries. A new handbook from the National Library of Norway, the National Archives of Norway and DIS-Norge, the largest genealogy association in Norway, will walk you through the available resources and how to get the most out of them. Read more...

How to start tracing your ancestry in Norway?